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Horticulture sector independent review released

Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston

The Turnbull Government has today released the independent review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct, which identifies key areas of improvement ahead of a new Code.

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Heywire sparks bright future for young rural Australians

Today 45 young people will gather in Canberra to share their ideas, aspirations and experiences in rural and regional Australia as part of the 2016 ABC Heywire Youth Summit.

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Never bean a better year for pulse producers

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, has welcomed the International Year of Pulses 2016 as a chance for all Australians to discover more about the valuable contribution these crops make to agriculture and our economy.

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Australian wine exports surge to $2.1 billion

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and South Australian Senator Anne Ruston welcomes news that the value of Australian wine exports has surged 14 per cent to $2.1 billion in 2015, reaching its highest value since October 2007.

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Productivity Commission inquiry into regulation of the Australian marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Treasurer, Scott Morrison

 

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We wish you a merry fish-mas

After a cracker of a season across many Commonwealth managed fisheries this year, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, is encouraging Australians to add sustainable, local seafood to your Christmas menu this year.

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Lobster rocks fishery figures

Australian fisheries and aquaculture production has risen four per cent to $2.5 billion in the past year—riding on the back of a boom in rock lobster production value and price, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) report.

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New Australian Government funding for forestry R&D

The Australian Government has announced ​up to $4.6 million in new funding over four years to match voluntary financial contributions that industry makes to Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) for eligible research and development.

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Seafood Directions 2015 Media Release 26 October 2015

Clear communication required to drive seafood directions

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Senate committee backs 1500 GL cap

The Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee today backed the Australian Government’s move to cap buybacks from irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin at 1500 GL/year.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston, who chaired the inquiry into the Water Amendment Bill 2015, said the legislation provided much-needed certainty to river communities.

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